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25 Aug 2021

Benefits Of Well-Equipped Storage Units For Supercars


There can be many reasons you want to keep your supercars in storage, like moving to a new place, going for a vacation or lack of storage in your backyard. But, you cant park your favourite car outside or just store it anywhere. 

The best place you can store them is a sophisticated storage unit. Compare all the services vehicle storage companies provides, and the benefits customers can get by storing their cars. And, then select the best vehicle storage company. Supercars need proper protection and regular maintenance. 

Below you can learn the essential benefits of storing your supercars.

1. Maintenance.

Proper maintenance service is very much vital for the supercars for keeping them running. Regular checking of fuels, oiling of the engine, interior cleaning, waxing of leathers and disconnecting the batteries are some of the main services that are offered by the storage unit companies. This can help in reducing the damage of these supercars. Professionals visit frequently to check the pressure of tires and for periodic startups.

2. Temperature Controlled Storage.

You cannot leave your luxury cars out in the open. They need proper indoor packing that will protect them against sunlight, moisture and rainfall. Exposure to sunlight for long period can ruin the paint of the car and can heat the leather of the car and the engine.  Too much moisture can chip off the paint of your car. It can also cause the growth of mildew in the interior of your car. There are chances of rainwater entering your car if it is parked out in the open for a long period. 

These well-equipped units are climate controlled with good ventilation.  The air-conditioned units help reduce the moisture from the environment preventing the growth of any fungus and rust.

3. PROTECTS FROM DUST, DEBRIS, AND PESTS.

One of the vital benefits of storing your supercars indoors is that it protects them from dust, incests and even from any debris. When the cars are stored under properly insulated units, they prevent the dust and debris from settling on the cars. Even pests are stopped from entering the car and causing any damage.

4. ENHANCED SECURITY.

Another advantage of storing your supercars indoors is that the storage units are well-equipped with advanced security like constant monitoring through  CCTV surveillance and free 24/7 personal access for the customers. This can help in reducing any manhandling or theft.

5. STORAGE CONTRACT PERIOD.

Different types of storage period contracts are offered by the storage units companies to their customers. The range of periods given is one month, three months, six months and one year. Customers have to choose the period they want to store their supercars.  

6. INSURANCE.

These companies also provide insurance cover to their clients. The insurance will cover the damages done during the storage period.

7. EASY PAYMENT.

These units offer online payment options like net banking and card payment. A facility like this will make the payment process quick and easy.  

What Does The Box Offers?

We at The Box offer the best facilities for storing Supercars. From regular maintenance and climate-controlled units to friendly customer services. For more information call us at tel:800 THE BOX(843269). 

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20 Aug 2021

A Guideline On How To Be Ready For Packing And Moving



Moving to a new place is always exciting. The experience is altogether different. But, the only concerning issue is Packing and Moving. You can hire professional packers and movers for the safe and secure movement of your goods. 

But, before that, you need to chalk out a detailed set of steps you should take on how to be ready for packing and moving. 

1. Make A List Of Items For Packing And Moving.



First and foremost, make a list of the goods you want to pack. Write down the number items to avoid confusion and miscounting in the future.  The fragile items, furniture and electric appliances should get special attention. 

2. Separate Unimportant Items.

Check if you have any unimportant items and keep them separately. Donate unwanted items for charity and chuck away any broken or ruined ones. 

3. Check Out Your New Home.

Checking out your new house will help you understand which item will go where. Once you know where to keep specific goods, it helps in saving your time. Unloading becomes super easy due to a lack of confusion. You can even make some arrangements if your new home doesn’t have it. 

4. Select The Best Packers and Movers.

Selecting professional packers and movers is a vital step. Shortlist a few of these companies and check the facilities given by them. The parameters on which companies have to be compared are price, best facilities, quality packing materials, professional team, customer reviews, and insurance security. Choose the one that excels on all the above parameters.

5. Explain Your Plans With Packers and Movers.

Your plans should be accurately explained to the packers and movers such as when you want to shift, the time required for packing and the total cost for packing and moving. Tell them how you want your things to be packed like fragile items, heavy furniture and electric appliances. Make sure you tell them to correctly cushion these items to avoid any damage. 

6. Separate Packing For Valuable.



Keep valuables like precious jewellery and painting separate. Make sure you pack them yourself. Carry it in your vehicle to avoid thieving. It is not that you cannot trust the packing team, but it is better to be cautious rather than being sorry. 

7. Supervise The Whole Process Yourself.

While packing and shifting, mistakes are bound to happen. You may forget a few items behind or some items may even have been packed improperly. To avoid such mistakes, supervise the packing process, advise the team how you want your things to get packed. Give them proper instructions and make sure they are followed well.

How The BOX Helps In Secure Packing And Moving

The Box in Beirut is the most trusted storage and movers of UAE. They offer the best services at reasonable costs with insurance cover. The infrastructure used by them is the finest. The packing materials provided by them to their customers are of the best quality. 

The Box’s professional team works efficiently to offer quality services to its clients for a satisfactory experience. That is why they have high customer ratings.

Now you know which mover’s team to hire when you want to move into a new house!

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14 Aug 2021

Ways To Become Environmentally Conscious

Due to an increase in population, the consumption of natural resources has gone haywire. These resources are exhaustible. Hence, exploiting them would be harmful not only to the environment but also to our future generations! As a society, we should become more conscious of our environment, its resources and must always strive to preserve them. 

Below are the ways that can be adapted, to become more mindful of our environment.

1. Educating About The Importance Of Our Environment.

When we read more about our environment, its features, its functions, we realize how the importance of it. Once you learn more about the food chain, the food web, one realizes how every animal depends on another for its survival.

2. Calculate Your Carbon Footprint.



One can calculate their carbon footprint online. There are various apps to calculate the carbon footprint. Reduced or improve habits can improve your carbon footprint on the environment.

3. Conserving. 

Water and energy conversations are one of the main steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Avoid overuse of natural resources like coal, fossil fuels. Close the water tap properly. If you have leaking pipes, repair them. Switch off electric appliances, lights when not in use. 

4. Planting Trees.



Trees absorb the Carbon Di Oxide and give out Oxygen, helping to control climate change. This will, in turn, reduce Global Warming. Hence plant more trees to protect our environment. 

5. Composting.



Compost made at home using the kitchen’s wet waste can be a good nutrient supply for the plants. This will reduce the amount of garbage that will go the landfills, lowering air pollution. 

6. Avoid Littering. 

Do not throw away your garbage on the streets. Once it starts to pile up, the air will start getting polluted, increasing diseases around it. People should be educated on throwing their trash in a dustbin. 

7. Recycling 

Recycling the waste can help lower the garbage volume. Buy products made from recycled items. You can even find different ways to recycle plastic items on the internet. But, the only thing that cannot be recycled is a hazardous material. 

8. Avoid Use of Plastic

Try to minimize the use of plastics. Carry cloth bags rather than polythene bags. Carry reusable cups to avoid plastic ones. 

9. Make Maximum Use of Carpooling

If you live close to your colleagues, try to sharing lifts or take turns in driving. It will help in saving fuel and also reduce air pollution.

10. Solar Energy

Solar Power is clean energy and can be used for diverse appliances. Appliances that use this energy have a low maintenance cost plus the electricity cost gradually goes down.

11. Energy Saving Appliances.

Old appliances eat up more electricity. Energy-saving appliances, LED bulbs helps in consuming less power. 

The BOX, an Eco-Friendly Storage Company: 


The Box has taken a few initiatives to protect the environment since 2019. We love to make a positive impact together with its community and plants a tree for every new customer. Since then we have planted 2916 trees. Customers get a certificate each time a tree is planted on their behalf. This certificate contains information such as the species of the tree, the amount of CO2 it would offset and the project it supports. The physical location of the tree is also available on the certificate.

Discover our forest here: The Box Forest

All our boxes contain a message encouraging end-users to reuse boxes as much as possible. All boxes used for our moves and for storage are reused until they no longer can be and thereafter collected and given for recycling on a monthly basis

We have also been an active member of the UN Global Compact since September 2016 and has aligned its value system with the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. 


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10 Aug 2021

FAQs - Self Storage Unit





When you decide to store your valuable items, you try to find the best option available in the market. While selecting a storage unit, many doubts arise in your mind. 

The below set of questionnaires will make you understand how to compare different storage units and which one is apt for your items.

Hope this will help you to choose the best storage unit!

1. What are different types of storage companies are available in the market?

Ans: There are two types of storage companies available. The first one is Self-Storage, where you will own the whole storage unit for keeping your items. You will be provided with a key so that you can frequently access your items.

The second one is shared storage, where you will share the storage unit with another person, one or more than one. Due to this, you will not get a personal locking system. This type is cheaper than Self Storage.

2. How should I ask for storage quotes?

Ans: The storage companies will provide you with their respective form in which you have to explain your requirements for storage to them. Within one day, the companies will reply to you. After receiving all the quotes, you compare them and their customers’ reviews and select the best storage services.

3. On what aspects will be the rental charges depend upon?

Ans: The cost for storage depends on many aspects, like the type of storage, the number of items you want to store, the storage period, the security features and much more. If you want to choose a larger storage unit, the charges availed will be higher. Self-Storage is costlier than other storage options.

4. What are the security facilities provided by the storage companies?

Ans: You should compare the security services offered by the companies like 24/7 CCTV surveillance, well-ventilated storage units, the quality of the packing materials given by them and personal access for the customers. 

5. What items should be avoided for storage?

Ans: Avoid storing biodegradable items, hazardous chemicals, precious pieces of jewellery and collections, animals and plants and unregistered vehicles with full fuel tanks.

6. How much space will I need for storing my goods?

Ans: You can understand how much space you need for storing when you have collected all the information about storage units offered by the companies. Then, after comparing them, you can choose the right one that matches your requirements.

7. What are the most common storage units customers opt for?

Ans: The most common one is a 10ft*10ft unit.

8. What are the different storage periods offered by the company?

Ans: Different companies provide different and flexible short and long term storage contracts. Some of them are one month, three months, six months and one-year rental periods.

9. What are the payment terms and the payment options provided?

Ans: Some companies ask for one month deposit with one month rent. They may ask you to pay the prepay the rent at the start of the month. Some even offer different payment facilities like online payments, credit and debit card payments. 
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25 Jul 2021

Smart Interior – A new way of remodelling wardrobe

What is Remodelling? 

Remodelling is the process of changing the functionality and the design of an area. It may involve tearing out a wall to expand a bathroom and reconfiguring a kitchen layout so the cabinets, fridge, sink, and range are in different locations. Constructing an addition to your home would also be considered a remodel.

Year after year, we find ourselves with more things than the year before. For most people, there’s hardly enough space in their homes as it is! And now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to improve their lives and look after what they have.

Move or make do?



Before the pandemic, people were more likely to simply move house for a change or a bigger place. But in these tense times, renovating, restructuring or refurbishing your home may represent a better choice since it saves you the hassle of moving during a pandemic and is much more cost-effective. It will not only reduce the stress but also reduce the increasing financial burden by cutting on charges stamp duty, transportation etc. With money a lot tighter than usual, many are choosing to renovate.

The smart interior will help you store more and reduce financial stress.  Let’s see the options for such smart interior and spacing hacks.

Add drawers and shelving



Old furniture had large shelves and drawers. Add some drawers and shelving. It’s an amazing way to use the space efficiently as you can place clothes or baby diapers or maybe some jewellery too inside while utilising the top, often unused area, for other things you don’t need to access as often (such as seasonal items or sports equipment).

Create separate zones

You may be having many garments which you want to throw away or store in your storage unit. This will help you with your spacing activity and give you more scope to renovate and innovate. This will allow you to have one rail at the top for shirts and sweaters, and one below for skirts or trousers. This will double the amount of hanging space on this side easily since very few people have a wardrobe full of full-length ball gowns! 

Multi-tier shoe rack



Family mean people of all age. Every family has a shoe lover while a member having two pairs all their life. A family needs space for everyone. The best way to use a space for shoes is to add a multi-tiered shoe rack which will keep your footwear neat and looked after, as well as storing them economically. This will not only tuck in some laying around clutter but ad some shape to it.

We can help 

There are multiple ways to refurbish your wardrobe. But if still need a secure and clean place to store your belonging. If you still need any more space, get a free quote or visit our website for more information.


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21 Jul 2021

Discover Forgotten Gems At Home In This Pandemic

Today's time is very uncertain. No one can predict what is coming next. But we only can adapt to it. The run of keeping up with the changes had utilized a lot of energy, time, and peace.

The 2021 COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example of this with households around the world, stuck at home thanks to nationwide lockdowns.

But not all can be bad. Let's seek a positive side to stay at home? The most important point is the quality of time you get to spend with your family, the time you save on travel, the cab money you can use to persuasive some hobby, etc.

So we have created a list of things that you can pull out of the storage at home or in a unit and gear up during pandemic.

Fitness:



Desk jobs are known for increase increasing obesity, some inches, body pain, etc. When you are at home you either sit on a desk or maybe binge through series. It generally halts your activity to a certain level.

Let's use those extra minutes in home work-out with equipment storage in the units`, whether it be dumbells, a yoga mat, or even a treadmill. It's time to unbox all the fitness gear kept in your storage, under the bed, or even in the closet.

Working out not keeps your health game on point as well as it can be during a time when we but it also sharpens your mental health by keeping you motivated and flushing out negative toxins and releasing serotonin.


Life Journal

The greatest fact of a pandemic is not being able to meet family or friends in vulnerable and isolated situations. However, we should be thankful enough that, we have electronics that connect with you loved once virtually. 

These are the situation where you sit and think about family, moments, friends, etc. What can be done in such moments? Pour your heart out. You cant talk to anyone, create your very own family with help of a life journal or scrapbook. Thanks to sites like Pinterest or Etsy, scrapbooking as a hobby has come back to life in recent years. With help of this site be creative, expressive, descriptive, etc. All of this will bring in the bright side of your inner self and help you to heal from time. To time.


Cooking



Pandemic has affected many all around the world. It has not spared even the upper class. Some lost their jobs, some loved ones, some comfort, and some mental health too. Many have taken up cooking post-pandemic. Cooking has proved to be a hobby, mediation, or maybe a need for some. 

So open those cartons with kitchen written on it. Take your baking, steaming, grilling, and cooking utensils, have fun with this phase of life too.


Hobbies and Entertainment

Why should only adults have all the fun? Even kids need some reason to be happy in the sulking air outside. Let's re-live those childhood memories with our family. Play indoor games like carom, pool, video games, paint or maybe watch some movie which lost their place due to work pressure and more work nights than date nights. Just enjoy that time you always wish you never had lost.


Fashion



All the above things coming out of storage means making some space for it. Look into your closet. Think if you still need these things while working from home. If yes, keep only a limited number. But if not required, pack them all and send them to your storage unit. This will increase some space for the above things as well as for the new fashion you want to bring in.

Work from home or office, shopping can be done for both. Buy loungewear instead of formal, buy flats instead of heels, fresh vibrant bed sheets, and curtains instead of bags or watches.

If you are a fashionista, shopping is going to be your love. Just change the way you shop.

An even better option would be to revamp your style, combine two existing fabrics or outfits, and experiment.

We hope that our blog has given your enough options to enjoy this lockdown instead of sulking and wasting the moments. So take up new hobbies, alternative career options, if your required some areas of your house empty them into our self-storage. Get in touch today to find out more.

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13 Jul 2021

Spring Cleaning Tips To Refresh Your Home

The spring season is a visual treat. Nature, the surrounding, the atmosphere, and everything around chooses to go for a brief makeover and new life. So why not go for a cleansing session and bring our rooms to life by setting the reset buttons.

Cleaning of the house is not new to all, especially spring cleaning. Let’s learn a new approach to this concept and making more interesting. Here are some interesting tips on spring cleaning.


Tip No #1

A bedroom is the place of body temple to rest

The place where the body temple rest and also gets in motion. We dream about the bedroom and also regain the energy to work towards them in the bedroom. Shouldn't it be the place in need of cleaning as well as a season makeover?

Springs bring in warm to our daily life. So pack all the heavy blankets or quilts and replacing with fresh sheets for a bright morning and a comfortable spring night’s sleep.

This season is not just about cleaning but all for pulling out all the beautiful colours of spring. i.e the lavender, mint, bright yellow as so many. Bring out the artist in you. Try some unique shade pallet combinations on some blocks and change the looks of your bedroom.

Other than these to-dos also make sure to check if any items are not required in the coming season. Put such things in the storage unit instead of using up your storage place.


Tip No #2



Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

Spring is here. Best time to clear your entire wardrobe of heavy not to be used for seasons clothing. First, pack all your clothes which you don’t need and store them in your storage unit hired. 

Swap the shoes with sandals and heels, coats with dresses. 

Hiring a storage unit will help you save on some space in the house. Simply pack away clothes and accessories that you will not be wearing over the next few months and house them in a storage unit ready for next season. 

Implementing a rotating, seasonal approach to your wardrobe can save space and time. Storing clothes according to the season will come in handy when pulling them out for the next use as well.


Tip No #3



Spring Clean Your Living Room

Your couch is ready to be shown off, free of throws and cushions. Time to upgrade the living room for the guest visiting this season. Get your colourful pillows and curtains out. Play with themes, spring pallets, and start afresh. 

Pack all the rugs and mats in a box shift them to your storage unit ASAP. This will not only declutter your living space but also uplift the spirits.

As always we would advise you to check once if your living room is not a dumping place for many items which are not currently required and pack them transportation or simply get rid of them.


Top Tip #4:



Fresh fragrances Fresh Mood

Fragrances can change one's food as well as spoil it. Shop for floral air fresheners or essence sticks. They immediately change the aura of the room, creating a light and calm vibe. You get a variety of fragrances suiting your need. You can always try some different types to understand what you are looking for.

After following our tips on spring cleaning, we are sure you are all set to welcome the newness of this season. Enjoy it!

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9 Jul 2021

Affordable Storage Unit And Good Storage Unit - Can They Be The Same?

Can affordable storage and a good one be the same? The internet search for it gives you confusing answers. So we decided to help you to look for affordable as well good storage in one go. Affordable storage does not have to be compromising one too. Firstly, it is essential to do conduct rough research on what you want vs what you can afford vs what is available. 

Narrow down to some options and pay a visit to the storage units. 

1. Cleanliness

We at The Box believe that cleanliness should be the priority for choosing storage. Affordable doesn’t always equal clean. Make sure that at the time, you enquire about the cleanliness regime followed by the company and make sure you physically inspect a unit. Additionally, you may wish to ask about the regular maintenance that takes place on the general grounds of the facility. Regular maintenance makes sure that the unit is safe from insects, rats, and dampness due to water.


2. Security



May it be a storage unit, a godown, or your own house, one needs to make sure the security is satisfactory.

When you are looking for affordable it doesn’t mean compromising on your peace. If the facility you will potentially be using has good lighting, strong security doors with alarms on each unit, pin security access, CCTV, and strong, secure fences. Additional questions to consider, depending on your location, what fire and/or flood protection measures the facility has in place. 


3. Accessibility

The reason for hiring a storage facility may be anything, but the accessibility should be 24*7. Most facilities will offer 7-day access but may not be 24*7 access. But if you are looking for this feature the cheap storage may not be your choice. Facilities with 24hr access may have higher fees, so if you only need access during normal facility hours, then shop around for a facility where you don’t need to pay for additional access.


4. Location

Choosing a facility near your vicinity not only reduces your transportation cost but also allows you to access the facility at operational timing. So maybe 24*7 access be not required reducing your cost and rent. The cheapest self-storage may be an hour or more drive from your home or office, but if you need to access your belongings regularly, then the time and petrol you will spend going to your unit is not only going to make this an inconvenience but will add to the total actual cost of your storage. But if you are not going to access the unit regularly, choosing the facility in the outskirts may reduce the rent for you.


5. Easy Payment Options

If you are looking for an affordable storage facility, why not look for something in instalments. Whatever may be your reason you can always look for a facility offering EMI, part payment, or a discount on a bulk payment option. Though the facility doesn’t become cheap nut affordable for you.


6. Technical Support Knowledge and support



Finally, after all the research and deciding one important aspect is the service. May it be on location or a call, the facility you choose has a staff who will be able to support you in choosing the right sized locker/bay for your goods but will also be able to offer advice as you pack, transport, and store your goods.


For the above features and many more, visit us at our facilities section

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23 Jun 2021

Method Of Cleaning And Storing Leather Boots


Leathers are the most flexible material and can be durable for years. Many products are produced from leather - car seats, boots, clothing products like jackets, pants and belts.  

Leathers are made of different types of an animal skin like Cow, Buffalo, Pig, Camel, Deer, Elephant, Reptile skin, Bird skin, and Fishskin. Cowhide is famous for making leather clothes.  

● Different Grades of Leather 

They are four types of Leather grades that have distinctive manufacturing process. Learning more about these types will help you know the procedure for their maintenance to make them more long-lasting.  

1.Full-Grain 

It is an excellent grade of leather which is moisture resistant as it is not sanded and thicker than other leathers. 

2.Top Grain 

This one goes through some sanding, removing layers and flaws, making it smoother reducing its porosity. 

3.Genuine Leather 

Though named as ‘Genuine’, it is made from leftover and artificial layers and goes through too much sanding to look like real natural. 

4.Bonded Leather 

It is the lowest grade of leather and is formed from pieces of leftover layers pressed together using adhesives to make sheets for shoes. 

● Cleaning Method For Leather Boots 

1. Deep Cleaning 



Though regular cleaning with a damp cloth and little leather cleaner removes the dirt from the boots, constant deep cleaning and spot cleaning is essential to improve its durability.   

    a. Cleaning Your Boots 

 First, remove the laces for the boot. With a soft brush, remove the dirt using saddle soap and warm water. Let your boots get warm under the sunlight or a hairdryer for some time until the pores of the leather are open. 

     b. Applying the Conditioner or Waterproofing Treatment 

Give a quick rub to your boots with an old rag. Then, before applying the conditioning balm or oil, do test it at the small area of your boot to check its side- effects, if any. Then rub it with a soft brush to the whole boot. Follow the instructions given with the conditioner pack. Proper conditioning stops leather boots from cracking. 

     c.  Wax Polishing 

After conditioning, apply wax polish in a circular motion on your boots. Wax Polishing makes your boot shiny and water-resistant. 

2. Spot Treatments  

Regular spot cleaning should be done with vinegar, alcohol or lemon juice which will remove dirt and stains from the boots. Vinegar is very effective in removing spots of salt. But do make sure to wipe the boot later, excess of these liquids can damage the leather. 

 ● Proper Storing of Leather Boats  

As Leather is organic in nature, it is bound to get degraded when not stored in the proper environment. 

1.Store The Leather a Climate-controlled Storage Unit 

2.Wrap the boots only in the paper giving them proper ventilation to breathe.  

3.Keeping leather under sunlight for a long time can develop cracks. 

4.Too much use of conditioner can damage.  

5.Cedar Soe Tree, Leather’s Best Friend, absorbs excess moisture, removes the odour and keeps them away from insects.  

6.Keep different leathers away from each other. 

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19 Jun 2021

How To Secure Your Garage Better

Your garage houses your cars, motorbikes, trailers, boats and other plenty of tools. Due to these high priced items, the security of your garage must be strong. If not, it will be easy for robbers to damage or steal them.  

There are many aspects to strengthen the security of your garages like proper lighting, security cameras, study locks and many more. 

Below are some explained ideas that would help to secure your garage. 

➢Filmed Glass Frames For Windows: 

To limit the visibility of the garage from outside use of filmed glass for the window. It will be impossible for the burglar to peep inside the garage to check the contents stored in it.   

➢Automatic Doors Opener:  



Connect your garage door to your smartphone through wifi so that it can send alert notifications to your mobile whenever there is a breach in the garage. Never forget to close your garage doors, or else it will encourage more thefts. 

➢Security Cameras: 



24/7 CCTV installed outside as well as inside your garage can boost its security. You can connect it with your mobile through wifi and can keep an eye on your garage.  

➢Proper Lighting:   

Strong lights installed outside the garage helps to avoid burglaries at night. Motion-censored lights powered by solar energy will sense any movement near the garage and quickly light the area around it. 

 ➢Secure Garage Door Lock: 

If your garage has a manual lock, instal a sturdy one. To secure the emergency lock, tie a zip tie or a shield to it. Ziplock tied to the emergency level cannot be opened from outside.  

➢Check Your Landscaping 

Don’t forget to clear out the shrubs around your garage and let the pathway be free and open so that thieves will not get any cover to hide.   

➢Protect Your Home Door Attached With The Garage 

Keep the service door connected between your garage and the house closed to avoid burglars entering your home.  

➢Avoid Leaving Garage Door Opener Remote In Your Car 

Your garage has a connecting door to your house. If you leave your garage door opener remote in your car, the burglar can easily access it and will enter your garage as well as your home. Hence, avoid keeping the remote in the car. 

By following the above simple precautionary steps, you can secure your garage from burglaries. Even if you have to buy some sophisticated gadgets to secure your garage, it would not be a waste of money rather a long time investment. 


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16 Jun 2021

Protect Your Storage Unit For Hot Weather

Hot weather is more damaging than cold weather. One may be residing in an area with a climate known for year-round warm weather, or perhaps the forecast is predicting unusually high temperatures for the summer. With the growing global warming problem, the heat will be rising as well so you should always consider warm temperatures when it comes to storing your items. 

 

As the famous saying precautions are always better than looking for a cure. is the best way to keep your belongings in tip-top shape, we’ve created this handy guide about how to protect items in storage units. We give you the scoop on everything, from what to avoid storing to when to consider climate-controlled self-storage options.

 

Follow our tips so you’re prepared when the mercury starts to rise!

 

  • Storage Unit Temperatures

For starters, how hot does a storage unit get? It depends. The inside of a non-climate-controlled unit can reach temperatures that are 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Those storage temperatures can creep even higher if there are no trees around your storage unit or if space is surrounded by metal or concrete.

 

  • Consider What Items You Want to Store

Some things fare better than others in a warm environment. For example, items made from stainless steel, glass, and fabric tend to do fine even in extreme temperatures, so you do not have to worry as much about them in a traditional storage unit. However, items that contain plastic, paper, leather, metal, wood, and wicker are at a higher risk when exposed to heat.

Some items like glass, plastic, painting, etc might react completely differently in extreme weather conditions.

 

The following are some items that can be damaged when exposed to extreme temperatures:

  • Antique furniture
  • Leather furniture
  • Electronics
  • Instruments
  • Artwork
  • Photographs and important documents
  • Cars and mechanical equipment
  • Climate-Controlled Self-Storage Units




Beirut climate is not exactly the climate of choice when it comes to conveniently store photographs, antiques, old furniture, and even delicate clothing. The climate is warm and humid which damages almost all of our precious belongings including electronic equipment if stored for longer periods. Why then do we store such items in places like closets and lofts where we know that they will get brittle or get covered in mould due to the heat and the added humidity in the air?

 

One of the best places to store such items is a storage unit but you will need to make sure that it is a climate-controlled one. The difference between a climate-controlled storage unit and a normal one is that the air temperature does not vary or change like the weather outside. Such Storage Units for Hot Weather in Beirut are usually sealed well keeping the inside temperature cool and moisture-free, which avoids damage to delicate goods such as old photographs, leather goods, musical instruments, and even old antique furniture. The reduced moisture in the air keeps the stored items free from a fungus that eats into leathers, wood, and important documents. Most personal storage facilities in Beirut do not offer such facilities. This is why they end up damaged or unusable when they open up their units after extended periods.

 

This is why we at The Box offers climate-controlled self-storage in Beirut to ensure that our customers don’t end up with damaged goods when they return. Along with storage units we also offer concierge services in which we receive and accept goods on our customer’s behalf in case our customers are out of town. We also provide trucks and trolleys in our facilities to help our customers to store their goods conveniently and effortlessly. 

 

Still on the fence about whether to go this route or not? Ask yourself these questions about your items:

 

Are my items irreplaceable?

 

Will sun or heat exposure potentially damage my belongings?

Is there a chance that my items might grow mould?

What sentimental value my goods have?

 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to explore climate-controlled units.

 

Hot Weather Boat Storage




 

You may also find yourself interested in hot weather boat storage. After all, how do you protect your, boat, and other recreational vehicles when the temperatures start to rise? 


Contact your local facility and inquire about a Storage Unit for Hot Weather for your recreational vehicles.

 

Tips for Moving When It’s Hot

 

We say again in our blog, look for a professional and good service provider. I will ease out a lot of your work leaving you less physically exhausted. When you are moving remember it's going to be hot summer, warm and humid climate. So be well hydrated and take breaks.


Remember to take breaks and don’t overexert yourself. It’s a good idea to set up a shady station where everyone can rest and rehydrate.

 

Learn More About our storage facility

 

Safe, secure, and comprehensive is how we describe our storage facilities in Beirut, Lebanon. With our focus on the customer, our operations outlook relies heavily on providing a storage facility in the LEBANON that delivers comprehensive removal and storage solutions.


We offer a variety of services and facilities which have been designed keeping the customer in mind. This is why we can cater to them in the best way possible. Our customers like the added benefits provided by our storage facility in Beirut; like safe packaging, secure transportation, and insurance coverage options. Moreover, our polite and friendly team is always available to help our customers when needed.

 

We at The Box also learn from our customers and always advise them to explain to us how they would like to get the job done before our team takes over. This provides a learning experience and helps us gain more information whilst providing better services. This is how we retain customer loyalty and assure quality in our operations.

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9 Jun 2021

Choosing Indoor Car Storage Checklist

When choosing an indoor storage facility, factor to be considered are completely different from the outdoor ones. Let's see the factor to be considered while choosing indoor auto storage:

1.  AFFORDABLE OPTION


Storage units can be of any size you require. Store anything from cars to furniture. Depending on the size you need for your car, you could expect a rent for the same. Paying rent could be cheaper than maintaining the storage in a garage or buying a parking space.

2. TEMPARATURE AND CLIMATE-CONTROLLED

Nowadays, most storage unit facilities offer climate-controlled storage options. This means that you don’t have to worry about the temperature outside. Your car will stay toasty warm all winter long or nice and cool all summer.

3. NO SECURITY ISSUE



The storage units are general with 24x7 security and CCTV camera installed.  You will also have a lock on it that only you can access. 

4. NO SPACE CONSTRAINT

This facility is ideal for people having multiple cars or people looking for travelling for a brief time.  You don’t need to have a house of your own. You can always sell the house and store the car in a unit.

5. MAINTENANCE

A storage unit is a clean and well-maintained facility, in order to keep your car away from water, dust or any other factor damaging your car.

6. CLOSED UNIT

Dirt, dust and debris can accumulate in storage units over time if kept in an open space or garage. But closed units reduce these damaging factors to 30%. Especially if they are older vehicles with delicate features.

Secure car storage is crucial!

Protecting your car from damages is a very important factor of Choosing Indoor Car Storage.  Storing a car in the neighbour or friends garage doesn’t provide you with that security as it does in an Indoor Car Storage.  Car theft or car vandalism is extremely easy unless the car facility has the necessary security features like a locked facility and security camera.  So rather than paying a fortune to replace a damaged part pay some extra for storing it properly.

Some companies also offer facilities like insurance, maintenance, covering the car etc with an extra cost.

For any such details on storage facilities visit us at https://www.beirutmovingandstorage.com/

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21 May 2021

The Essential Moving Abroad Packing Checklist

When we are relocating abroad, it’s not practical to bring all your worldly possessions. Figuring out what to leave and what to pack is a bit of a process without moving abroad packing checklist.



So we decided to help you with none.

Don't waste money and time!

The more you pack, the more is the time consumed in packing and unpacking, the more you put in money to ship it. Deciding what to take when moving overseas is a balancing act of space and money. Sure, it’s cheaper to move with carry-on luggage only, but which you easily buy abroad or maybe just don’t require. And if you bring too much without doing research, you’ll waste money shipping things you can’t use, don’t have room for, or could have cheaply replaced in your new home.

What to bring when moving to another country?

Everything you pack when moving abroad falls into three categories: practical, legal, and sentimental.

Practical items are things you use in daily life. Clothing, medication, essential items of daily use, etc., should be packed and ready to use from day one. Depending on the country, you might also want to bring some electronics.

Things like policy documents, passports, resident proof, case papers, etc fall into the legal category. This includes any documents you need to legally enter your new country. For us, that meant our passports, a letter of entry, and backup copies of our visa paperwork.

Finally, you’re sure to have a few sentimental items that you want to bring on your journey. You will surely carry a couple of photos or books you’d like to keep. Although we left the majority of ours with family, we brought over a few things to personalize our new space.

Remember international moves are expensive. Shipping by air is costly, and sea shipments can take months to reach your new place.

Rather than pay thousands of dollars to ship our luggage overseas, we may just choose to downsize. Downsizing allowed us to bring everything we needed on the plane. It only cost a few hundred dollars in excess baggage fees and saved time on customs paperwork as well.

Moving abroad packing list

Adapter plugs


The very first thing we need to do after arriving at our new flat was charged our rapidly dying phones. There are more than a dozen variations of plug and socket types, and many countries use more than one. So do your research and buy the right type before you leave!

 

Portable battery pack

A phone searching for the network can be a nightmare. It drains your battery completely. If you cannot find a charging point, a power bank comes in handy and is a very smart option. From calling utility companies to navigating with Google Maps, your phone will be an essential part of daily life.

A dead phone is a nightmare scenario, especially if you don’t speak the local language or find yourself in an unfamiliar area.

That’s why I highly suggest carrying a portable battery pack with you.


Personal electronics



Tablets, digital cameras, etc..most of these items are expensive and pretty portable, so it makes sense to put them on your moving abroad packing checklist.

However, you’ll need to do a little research before you decide which gadgets to pack in which type of baggage. You also need to research the battery of a gadget that can handle the air pressure.

In addition to your new country’s plugs and sockets, you need to figure out the voltage. Many modern electronics accept a range of voltages and hertz, so you can use them with an adapter.

Technically, you can bring electronics that use different voltages, but you’ll need to use a transformer or converter rather than an adapter. This will cause your stuff to wear out much faster, and you run the risk of electrical shortages and fires. It’s better to leave those items behind and replace them in your new country.


Cookware

Many people have certain cooking habits. When you starting abroad, you might find it difficult to find a convenience store or maybe won't like the food available. It's important to carry certain appliances and staple items to avoid starving. If you are carrying things like knives, make sure you pack them properly to avoid any damages.


Clothing and shoes

Clothes are the most space-consuming item on this moving abroad packing checklist. To keep your bags from ballooning out of control, go through everything in your closet and ask these questions:


  • When is the last time I wore this?
  • Do I love wearing this?
  • Will this be practical in my new country?

Answers to such questions will make it economical, smarter, and easier to pack clothing.


Entry documents

You won’t make it very far without your passport and applicable visa. Always keep your entry documents on your body or in your personal bag.

Every country has its own set of entry rules, so be sure to research them before the move. For example, you may need to show a letter proving you have the legal right to bring your child to another country.

It’s time to go through those (hopefully organized) files and lockboxes! Here are some of the legal documents you should pack:


  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage license
  • Insurance policies

Between airport transfers and cab rides and wheeling stuff through an unfamiliar city, you don't want to risk losing our most important documents.


Photos & Books



Putting up a few photos will make you feel closer to the family you left behind. You can always remove photos from bulky frames and put them in an album for easier transport.

Leaving behind all your books is out of the question when you an avid writer But you always also buy the digital form of books than paying extra for the paperback copies.

 

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